Mountain Biking and Cycling
Brechfa Forest has four mountain bike trails designed by the famous Rowan Sorrell (accomplished rider and trial designer) to maximise the contours of Brechfa Forest. Rowan explains, “The sheer scale of Brechfa Forest makes for longer trails, something that no other mountain biking centre in Wales has to offer.”
The 22km Gorlech Mountain Bike red route provides a hard, fast, all weather surface which becomes more and more exciting as your skill level and speed progresses. The MTB trail successfully mixes a scenic route with sculpted berms and huge switchbacks, step up jumps and tabletops.
Gorlech MTB trail leaflet
The 20km Raven black Mountain Bike route includes the longest single span pole bridge in the UK, (15 meters long, 6 meters above the ground.), rock gardens, low shore and sections of natural trail.
Raven MTB trail leaflet
The 9.2 km Derwen green Mountain Bike route is designed for inexperienced mountain bike riders and family groups. Weaving through the forest you will encounter steady climbs and fun descents.
Derwen MTB leaflet
Want to plan a week on different Mountain Bike trails? The Afan Forest MTB trails and the network of mountain bike trail in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Nant yr Arian MTB trail in the Cambrian Mountains, and Machynlleth MTB trails are all within easy reach.
Brechfa Bunkhouse has been designed with mountain bikers and cyclists in mind. As well as lockable storage for bikes, there is a bike washdown area, and large drying room so that at least you can set out dry and comfortable.
If you prefer to avoid using motorised transport during your stay, there is a network of quiet lanes as well as bridleways and byways in the area ranging over Llanllwni Mountain and farm land which can be used to build circular trails.
Useful contacts for cyclists visiting Brechfa are :-
Forestry Commission Website
Forestry Commission Trail Guide
mountain bike wales website
Article on trail published on more dirt website
Information locations of shops and pubs
For neighbouring mountain bike trails
Afan Forest MTB Trails
Brecon Beacons National Park MTB Trails
Nant yr Arian MTB trails
Machynlleth MTB trails
afan valley bike hire
Training on mountain bike riding or maintenance
training for riders and group leaders
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